British Transport Police say they arrested a ‘heavily intoxicated’ man at Nottingham station – and have charged him with child neglect.
Police have confirmed that the child has been safeguarded and returned to a family member.
According to the Licensing Act 1902, being intoxicated while in charge of a child in a public place is illegal, with parents even facing a prison sentence.
On twitter British Transport Police said: “Officers on foot patrol at Nottingham Station identified a male who was heavily intoxicated whilst in charge of a child.
“Male was arrested, interviewed several hours later and charged with Child Neglect .
“The child has been safeguarded and returned to a family member.”
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